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Title: State of Mind in the Zimbabwean Criminal Law
metadata.dc.type: Article
Keywords: Rights
Security and Conflict
Social Protection
Issue Date: 1985
Publisher: Faculty of Law, University of Zimbabwe ( UZ.)
Abstract: One of the most fundamental principles of our common law in criminal matters is that a person can only be found criminally liable if his conduct was accompanied by some blameworthy mental state. For a very long time in our law it has been recognized as being completely pointless and unjust to impose punishment tinder the criminal law if no moral blameworthiness^-^ attached to the conduct.of an accused because, not only is it taken that he lacks intention, but also that there is no negligence on his part. He describe a situation, therefore, which is devoid of any moral blameworthiness on the actor’s part as one of blameless inadvertence.
Other Identifiers: Feltoe, G. (1985) State of Mind in the Zimbabwean Criminal Law, ZLR vol. 3, no. 1- 2. (pp. 16- 33.) UZ, Mt. Pleasant, Harare: Faculty of Law.
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